Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Warm Squash & Quinoa Salad

2 reviews

Whenever I see butternut squash at the supermarket, I buy one. It's amazing tossed with earthy quinoa, Italian spices and crunchy pine nuts. And don't get me started on the browned butter! Yum. —Carly Taylor, Libertyville, Illinois

Hearty Quinoa & Corn Chowder

14 reviews

My grandmother lived in the Appalachian Mountains and always served straight-from-the-garden corn and beans. I updated her dish with quinoa...


Almond & Apple Wild Rice Salad

2 reviews

It's healthy and delicious! Use a mixture of red and green apples to give it a pop of color. —Dan...


Great Grain Salad

2 reviews

I can't think of a better dish to round out a meal. My grain salad features all my favorite nuts,...


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Roasted Butternut Squash & Rice Salad

30 reviews

We have end-of-season picnics for my son's flag football team. This makes enough to serve plenty of hungry boys and...

Apple Rice Salad with Sunflower Seeds

The possibilities for this salad are endless! Try wild or brown rice instead of white; scallions instead of sweet onions;...


Wild Rice, Quinoa & Cranberry Salad

This fragrant salad is a vitamin and protein powerhouse. Toss in leftover cooked turkey to make it a meal the...

Basmati Rice Confetti Salad

My step-mom passed this recipe to me, and it's so simple to put together. We like this salad served cold,...


Apricot Wild Rice Salad

1 review

Nutty, fruity and packed with flavor, this make-ahead dish is a wholesome side for all kinds of entrees.” —Barbara Schulte,...


Fennel Wild Rice Salad

2 reviews

This is a salad I invented years ago when my sister's family had to go gluten-free. It has since become...


Festive Three-Grain Salad

1 review

Wholesome ingredients and a festive appearance make this colorful side one of my holiday staples. Plus, I can assemble it...

Northwoods Wild Rice Salad

1 review

This is my Minnesota version of a vintage German slaw that’s popular at church suppers. The wild rice has a...


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Cool Beans Salad

68 reviews

This protein-filled dish could be served as a colorful side dish or a meatless main entree. When you make it,...


Cherry Wild Rice Salad

5 reviews

While touring Door County, I sampled this salad. As soon as I got home, I wrote the lady who'd made...